JRM Preschool: Child-Centered Learning in the Heart of Bellevue

New year, new families, new website and here I am, new to the school this year as well. Hi! My name is Shannon Solomon and was hired over the summer as the Early Childhood Education Director at Jennifer Rosen Meade Preschool in Bellevue, WA. I’m so excited to be here and have loved getting to know every inch of the school the past few months.

I have been involved in early childhood education most of my professional career. Prior to joining JRM Preschool in Bellevue, WA, I was Parent and Outreach Services Assistant Director and a Training and Curriculum Specialist at Fort Carson Child, Youth and School Services in Colorado Springs, CO. My experience in early childhood education also includes working as Katterbach Child Development Center Director at the USAG base in Ansbach, Germany, as well as director and assistant director positions in other military bases in Italy and Germany. I have a B.S. in Human Development and Family Students from Pennsylvania State University.

We have big goals for our Bellevue preschool located within Temple De Hirsch Sinai. I am eager to take the foundations of our part-time, child-centered preschool and expand our offerings to include full-time care. We will use the best aspects of our program – our dedicated teaching staff, our curriculum, our unique paired location within a synagogue, and of course our deep relationships with the rabbis at Temple De Hirsch Sinai – to develop these offerings over the next year. This expansion will allow us to serve more families and help to create lasting relationships within our Jewish community. We will continue to provide the best Jewish preschool education on the Eastside including parent/child classes for infants all the way through our kindergarten readiness for 4-year-olds.

In 1991 Temple De Hirsch Sinai in Bellevue had a vision; to create a warm, welcoming environment where young minds could express their joy, and drink in the knowledge they crave, in a child-centered, home-away-from-home environment steeped in the Judaic values that connect us all together. Jennifer Rosen Meade Preschool was the result of that vision. 25 years later, parents still say we’re the best choice in town. I am proud to be part of the continuation of that tradition.

If you are looking for child care, please don’t hesitate to give me a call to talk about what JRM Preschool has to offer.  You can reach me by phone at (425) 559-2571 or at ssolomon@tdhs-nw.org.

I look forward to hearing from you, but you can also connect with us on our Facebook page where we post regular updates.

Warmest regards – Shannon

p.s. Don’t forget to join us for our open house on November 11th from 10-11 am. We also have a rockin’ Tot Shabbat that day with special guest Noah Aronson. Come when you can and stay as long as you like!